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Red is for romance

With the day of love just around the corner, we take a look at ways you can introduce red hues, and add a little Valentine’s Day spice, to your home.

Texturise

Add texture with different materials. The Naomi cushion in red is from Kas Australia. Visit kasaustralia.com.au for local stockists.

 

Natural elements

What is Valentine’s Day without flowers? Actually, what is a home without flowers? Bring some softness and a sweet scent into any room with fresh flowers. We love to dress up a home’s entryway with a glass vase of mixed blooms.

 

EXPERT ADVICE

In September, the global authority on colour, the Pantone Color Institute, unveiled red as the colour we will see floating into fashion. And as often is the case, we can expect to see similar tones filtering into home design. Pantone’s colour predictions from the Fashion Color Trend Report Spring 2018 included:

PANTONE 18-1440 Chili Oil
Seasoned yet season-less, Chili Oil is an earthy brown-based red that adds flavourful definition.

 

PANTONE 17-1563 Cherry Tomato
Impulsive Cherry Tomato is a tempestuous orangey red that exudes heat and energy. Demanding attention, this courageous, never-to-be-ignored shade is viscerally alive.

 

Take a seat

White and red is the perfect colour combination. Use white as the base of your design. Choose crisp, clean whites for big-ticket items such as furniture and flooring and layer with red tones. We love this chair from Coast. Phone 0423 247 372.

 

Dress the walls

White walls? Add a bolt of colour to a room with fun and bright artwork and prints. The I’m Watching You framed print is from Domayne. Visit domayne.com.au

 

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